Monday, December 26, 2011

Mommy Monday: SCBWI Mentorship Program

If the title of my blog post didn't give away my big Christmas news–here goes!

Last week I received an AWESOME email from Julie Schaull which read "Miranda, I hope you're ready to do the happy dance, because you have been chosen to be a 2012 mentee in the SCBWI-WI Mentor Program!"

After doing the happy dance for a day, I got an email from my wonderful new picture book mentor, award-winning author Lisa Moser.  Lisa has published five picture books and has three forthcoming.  You can read all about her amazing books here at her website.

Lisa Moser is an awesome children's author - and my mentor for 2012!

So, this AuthorMom is getting a "mommy" of her own (in the form of a mentor, of course).  I still can't believe my two picture book manuscripts were chosen for this program - as far as I know, only one aspiring picture book author among all the applicants in the state is chosen!

So this mommy (I mean mentor) has promised to guide me in any way that she can, except maybe tucking me in at night...I'll have to ask about that.

Wow, I love moms.  I mean mentors.

Merry Christmas to me!! (Happy dance continues).

Do you have an SCBWI mentor?  A support group?  Or, did you receive an extra special Christmas gift this year?  Please share the awesome news!  Comments are open below.


Unknown said...

Congratulations! Wishing you the very best. I've applied to a similar program.

Miranda Paul said...

Thanks, Chris. Good luck to you with your application! All the best.

Natalie said...

Wow!!! That is so AWESOME!!! Big things for you in 2012 Ms. Miranda! Sounds like you're well on your way! Congratulations! :) -Natalie

Miranda Paul said...

Thank you Natalie! This is big news for me, especially since I've spent the last several years refining my craft and building a solid body of work of original picture books. Although I have many digital children's books, I don't submit work often - but I am hoping that I did everything in the right order now...working hard to WRITE very well, then sending it in! I'll keep you posted.

natalie said...

Sounds like you totally did everything in the right order! That is my plan as well. Focus on the writing--and then find the path to publication....Can't wait see what happens with you! I think I can learn a thing or two from following your journey! :) All the best!-Natalie

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